California Labor Code - Workers' Compensation Only > Division 4. Workers' Compensation and Insurance (sections 3200 - 6002) > Part 1. Scope and Operation (sections 3200 - 4418) > Chapter 4. Compensation Insurance and Security (sections 3700 - 3823) > Article 1. Insurance and Security (sections 3700 - 3709.5):
3706. If any employer fails to secure the payment of compensation, any injured employee or his dependents may bring an action at law against such employer for damages, as if this division did not apply.